Intuition VS. Wishful Thinking

Sometimes, I connect with clients who insist their intuition is urging them to go down a particular path. When I look at it psychically and see the opposite they are often confused. During those moments I take some time to explain the difference between an intuitive hit and wishful thinking. I’d like to share some of this with you too!

The main difference between wishful thinking & intuitive insight is how we feel while receiving the information. Often, genuine guidance produces a settled, still sensation in the body. Whereas, wishful thinking often creates an antsy, tense sensation in the physical body.

Additionally, intuitive information is usually devoid of emotion. This is because it comes from the soulful part of us that sees the deeper meaning in what we’re experiencing. The eternal side of us is not scared, anxious, or judgmental about the outcome.

However, wishful thinking is usually full emotion and/or judgments. We may put people on pedestals, fantasize about a special relationship, or day dream about fearful outcomes and experiences. Intuition settles us down. Wishful thinking winds us up.

The Heart Test

Try this, put your hand on your heart and breath. Then, say a statement out loud that you know is fact. It could be your given name or current address. Listen to how your body responds as you state this information. Now, shake your hands out a bit and put the same hand back on your chest. Breathe. Make a statement that you know is not true. See how your body responds. Chances are you will feel a marked difference between the true & false statements.

The Childhood Wisdom Test

If you are having great difficulty trusting your intuition it helps to travel back to a place in time where your intuition felt stronger than it does now. I recommend going back to childhood in your mind. Take a moment to close your eyes and think back to the age where you had in faith in your inner knowing.

Once you have the age in mind, begin to think back to a time in childhood where you had a strong sense that a path or decision was right for you. It is important to note that is path can be anything from knowing that a certain class or sport was important for you, to realizing you needed to stay away from a particular person.

Once you have it, begin to recall what the sensation felt like in your body. Were you confident or at peace? Did you experience clarity? Did you just know it was the right thing to do? Allow yourself to sit with that for a moment and when you are ready shake your hands out, release the memory and slowly open your eyes.

What you just experienced is how you receive accurate, intuitive information. Now, in your adult life, you can use this technique to make sound decisions about the things that are most important to you.


Nicole Bowman is a professional psychic readers, Medium, and Intuitive Artist. She gives readings for the soul, writes books, creates original music and travels internationally for spiritual growth. She is committed to helping people heal, thrive and enjoy their lives. Always remember to live your light, live your bliss, and love yourself!

For links to readings, videos, & messages from spirit connect here: Nicole Bowman

April 19, 2018No comments, , claircognizance | clairvoyant | clear knowing | Intuition | Intuitive | mindfulness | Psychic | Soul | thoughts
BAP 2018 Awesome Accolades Award Winner

The 2018 Recipient of Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics Awesome Accolades Award is Kathy Biehl. Kathy is a longtime member of our BAP team. Her astrological forecasts have become a staple for both our members and our clients. In addition to the forecasts, she offers tarot readings, astrology consultations and products, and energy management assistance.

Kathy has many talents, one of them being a freelance writer. You can find her works published in OM Times, My Table, The Mountain Astrologer,, The National Council for Geocosmic Research national and NYC newsletters, 713, Public News, The Cosmic Path, The Conscious Living Guide, The Conscious Mom’s Guide, Dogster, The Highland Park High School Bagpipe, The American Bar Association Journal, and Real Estate Today.

Kathy’s BAP colleagues, as well as her clients, consistently offer rave reviews and turn to her often for guidance and direction in their lives. This speaks to her gifts as an advisor and professional. She is an active contributor to our team and we are appreciative of her involvement.
Kathy offers a great selection of readings, classes, events, articles, and products on her website. There is something for everyone – even the kiddos and pets!

We are proud to have Kathy Biehl as a member of our esteemed directory and highly recommend her!

Link for Kathy:
Empowerment Unlimited

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Enter to Win!

Did you hear?

Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics will offer a Psychic Reading Discount Special sometime in May, June, or July, 2018. AND – We’re looking for an intuitive winner! If you can guess the date of our special, you will be that person.

The first person that submits the closest date to the planned special wins a FREE 30-minute reading with a volunteer professional Psychic chosen by Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics. 

Please visit this link for the official entry form: Guess the Date Contest

This is one special treat, as you will receive the opportunity to read with one of the best. All of our psychics are tested, interviewed, checked, and vetted. We work diligently to take the work out of finding an appropriate psychic advisor. But, being tested isn’t enough. They must be ethical and trusted, as well as professional. We take our commitment to this business seriously and our team holds to a certain set of standards.

They are those that are naturally gifted, but also seek additional training and practice to ensure that they provide the best to you. Many of our team are consulted by corporations, law enforcement, and doctors for their insight.

Do you trust your intuition? We all have it. It is just a muscle we need to use. So, here is your chance – make your best guess and enter today. Submissions due to April 30, 2018.

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Thoughts on the Spiritual Life

It is late afternoon as I write this. I am in Bucharest, Romania preparing for a day of readings. Light streams through my window as the distant chatter of neighbors slyly beckons me outside. I resist the urge to join them but listen for the infectious laughter of school children returning from a day of studies. A chorus of voices rise & fall as the gentle hum of a car passes by. Laughter reaches a fever pitch as conversations begin to wrap up. Slowly, their voices begin to fade. I listen intently as neighbors say goodbye & make their way inside for the evening.

It’s quiet now and the room is still.

My spirit soaks up the moment and my eyes land on an empty page.

What is the spiritual life?

I ponder that question as my mind drifts back to 5 years before. I had just begun my pilgrimage. The first destination was Italy. At the time, I didn’t know what I was searching for. I simply knew I had to travel. I can remember being uncertain but overall determined. I knew I was there for something special, but the details were unclear.

So, I allowed my soul to carry me, somewhat blindly through the busy streets of Milan, the green hills of Trieste, and into the gentle heart of Florence; birth place of the Italian Renaissance and the charming city where I would ultimately stay (off and on) for the next five years.

Funny, that I am now in Bucharest but my mind travels back to a night in Florence that doesn’t seem so spiritual at all. I went out with my friends from Italian class and we danced like crazy, ate insane amounts of junk food and talked well into the morning before making our way home.

I remember waking to a series of texts recounting the night before. Laughter escaped my lips as I reflected on the guy who kissed me and the pizza stains on my favorite dress. Groggy but satisfied, I stumbled into the kitchen, made an espresso and ruminated on the day ahead.

This was the spiritual life.

Years before, it seemed being spiritual was all yoga, drumming circles, kombucha & meditation.

I suppose it can also be those things.

However, my travels have taught me that spirituality is not about doing all the things you think should do. It is more about how you live your life, what you believe and how your words, thoughts and deeds line up. It’s about following the heart, listening to your intuition, and allowing that internal compass to guide you.

Spirituality is balance & harmony. Everything has a time and place. There are nights where you’ll dance until you drop and mornings where all you want to do is pray. So, don’t be too hard on yourself. Just live it up, have fun, and love deeply. What you’ll create is the soul-filled mosaic of a beautiful life.


Nicole Bowman is a Psychic, Medium, and Intuitive Artist. She gives readings for the soul, writes books, creates original music and travels internationally for spiritual growth. She is committed to helping people heal, thrive and enjoy their lives. Always remember to live your light, live your bliss, and love yourself! Please visit her at Nicole Bowman.

April 11, 2018No comments, , Balance | harmony | intuitive artist | Medium | Psychic | Spiritual | spiritual life
False Starts

Is it difficult for you to believe in the power of manifestation and positive thoughts? Have you tried implementing this approach to life and goals only to find yourself confused and questioning?

We’ve all been there. Sometimes we focus on our goals, put all the manifesting tools into play, and receive signs and messages that seem like validation. We become excited and feel like the path is opening for us and suddenly it all goes out the window. We hit what feels like a brick wall. How and why does this happen? How do we respond to it? How can we keep from feeling duped?

Here are some thoughts on the matter from Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics member: Psychic Medium Bob Kenney:

“Spirit often speaks about how to create the life you want by having faith that it is already the life you now have. By feeling and thinking this way, you manifest in the physical world the things you desire. During this process, one sometimes experiences “false starts” where one feels they are close to their goal and then the goal slips through their hands. Should you experience a “false start”, please look at it as an indication that you are on the right track and will soon reach your goal instead of “this does not work”. Faith is the key to how prayers are answered.

Spirit councils me that having faith that one will succeed in a goal or objective is a least as important as all the effort applied toward it. My experiences have shown this statement to be valuable.”

We think these words from Bob go a long way in clearing up this confusion. For more insightful tips and musings from Bob Kenney, be sure to visit his facebook page, where he shares wisdom from his guides and spirit. Visit his profile to find his social links and also to learn more about how to book a reading with this award winning advisor.Bob Kenney

April 7, 2018No comments, , , affirmations | faith | Law of Attraction | Manifestation | Positive | Positive Vibes | The Secret
Shamrock Special

You are in luck! Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics has decided to run a “Shamrock Special” in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Clients will enjoy three full days of this special: Friday, March 16th, Saturday, March 17th, and Sunday, March 18th. On these dates, select members of Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics will be offering a 17 minute reading for $39.95. Clients will search for those advisors offering a rate per minute of $2.35 and call for their 17 minute reading.

If you are curious about where your path leads in love, finance, career, family, business, or more, now is the time to call. Find out what is at the end of your rainbow this year by contacting one of the best of the best! At Best American Psychics we only promote tested, professional psychics and we are proud to offer their services to you. Services include, but are not limited to, psychic readings, mediumship, tarot, astrology, numerology, animal communication, angel communication, and channeling. Although our advisors are excited to take part in the fun spirit of this special savings offer, their utmost concern is assisting their clients along their spiritual paths. Find your own personal pot o’ gold this year, whether that be in regard to a relationship, job, move, or other. Your own angels and guides work with our advisors to point you in the right direction. Join in this special event and register for your call now.

PLEASE NOTE: The Shamrock Special is only for a 17 minute reading, so the advisor will be timing the reading and will be cutting off at the 17 minute mark. We hope you take advantage of this reading special and the opportunity to experience a reading with one or several of our awesome team of psychics and advisors. In order to receive the reading, you must register with our call service. This special applies to Live Instant Call services only, not Callback Requests.

Visit on March 16th, 17th or 18th and look for the special $2.35 per minute rate!

March 2, 2018No comments, , gold | march 17 | offer | Psychic | rainbow | Reading | special | st. patrick's day
2018 Fabulous Feedback Award Winner

Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics 2018 Fabulous Feedback Award Winner is Lisa Greenfield. Since the beginning of her membership, Lisa has received nothing but positive reviews from clients. Her clients feel her caring and compassionate nature come through during their readings and they leave feeling more stable and refreshed, which is what we desire. Many speak to her wonderful, upbeat personality and energy. Her clients tell us that they are extremely satisfied with her level of accuracy and will return to Lisa for guidance.

“What a reassuring reading! Always supportive, on target and with plenty of details. Thanks!” – BAP Satisfied Client

In addition to her regular intuitive readings, Lisa offers hand analysis readings, astrology, and numerology, tarot card readings, and love/relationship readings. She has read for several Hollywood stars and supports the charity Stepping Forward LA.

Lisa is the founder of and her work can be found among the likes of Hollywood Reporter, Shape Magazine, and E News. She provides forecasts and event notifications on her Facebook page, so be sure to check that out!

We are happy to be able to offer this award to Lisa and delighted to have her as a member of our team.

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March 2, 2018No comments, , award | BAP | best american psychics | feedback | honor | Psychic
$10 for 10 Minutes Reading Special

Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics invites you to a special event: Share the Love Special. On Feb 13th and 14th, 2018, select members of Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics will be offering a 10 Minutes for $10.00 reading special. Clients will need to search for those advisors offering the discounted rate and call for their $10 reading.

Although we are offering this as a Valentine’s Day special, and you are encouraged to call with all your love and relationship questions, you are not limited to matters of the heart. You may ask any question that may be weighing on you. This is a wonderful way to see what may lie ahead for you in 2018. If you are seeking help from your angels and/or guides, ask away.

PLEASE NOTE: This special is only for a ten minute reading, so the advisor will be timing the reading and will be cutting off at the 10 minute mark. We hope you take advantage of this reading special and the opportunity to experience a reading with one or several of our awesome team of psychics and advisors. Remember, each one of them is tested and interviewed on an individual basis and must be approved for invitation to our directory. They can speak with you about love, career, finance, business, past lives, animal communication, spirit communication and more. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to get a reading from one of the best of the best!

Visit on Feb 13th or 14th and look for the special $1.00 per minute rate!

February 7, 2018No comments, ,
2017 BAP Psychic of the Year Award Winner

Michelle Beltran is named as the 2017 Psychic of the Year for Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics. Michelle has been a contributing team member for over 4 years. Her feedback has always been outstanding. She won our Fabulous Feedback Award in 2014 and has been a Hollywood Gift Basket Reader. Her list of credentials is long. We value her as team member and her work to serve Spirit. Michelle has graced the cover of OM Times Magazine, is the author of Take the Leap: What is Really Means to be Psychic, is the host of the iTunes podcast The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice, is a contributing author to three spiritual magazines, and a team member of where she uses her gifts to locate missing persons. We are especially proud of her work with the missing persons as it is a fine example of how these special gifts are used for good.

Michelle is a highly sought after reader. Her accuracy and professionalism speak volumes and attract clients from all walks of life. She works as a psychic medium and intuitive life coach. She hopes to bring peace and change to individuals, thereby bringing peace and change to the world.

We feel blessed to have her as a member of our group and are pleased to offer her this award.

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November 17, 2017No comments, , 2017 | award | award winner | BAP | best american psychics | clairvoyant | Intuitive | Medium | Michelle Beltran | Psychic | Psychic directory | psychic medium | psychic of the year | shay parker | Spiritual
2017 BAP Social Activism Award Winner

Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics 2017 Social Activism Award goes to Apryl Nicole, Psychic Medium. It is common and routine for Apryl Nicole to offer her gifts for charitable causes. She regularly hosts charitable events, donating the proceeds to the specific cause. Some of these have included Hope for Horses, Ashlynn’s Road to Recovery, Comfort Zone Camp and more.

Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics often calls on their members to assist in contributing for a charity in need. Apryl Nicole has been consistently quick to respond to this call and offer her services or funds. We are proud to have a team that is aware of a need in this world and that is willing to assist in any way that they can. We are also so happy to offer this award to one of our own BAP heroes, Apryl Nicole.

Apryl Nicole is a Psychic Medium and Animal Communicator. Please look her up and follow her events, so that you can be a part of the spirit of giving.

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July 6, 2017No comments, , 2017 | accurate psychic | accurate psychic reading | Animal Communicator | award | best online psychics | best psychics | clairvoyant medium | Medium | psychic readings | reputable psychics | social activism